CORWEN'S penultimate game of the Ardal North East League season resulted in a 5-2 loss at high-flyers Cefn Albion.

The visitors fielded a very youthful side, with the majority of the team being under 21 years and many of the squad being graduates from the clubs U16 team.

Corwen threatened early on with Kian Harrison taking a touch before unleashing an angled shot at the Cefn Albion goal, which zipped wide of the far post.

The home side put together a great move down the wing, which came to an end when the ball was played across to Dion Gibbins, who sent an effort over the crossbar.

The deadlock was broken in the eighteenth minute when Corwen failed to clear a ball that Michael Latham had looped into their box, allowing Conner Kendrick to fire into the roof of the net.

Eight minutes later the hosts were given an opportunity to double their lead when they were awarded a penalty.

Michael Latham blasted his effort beyond goalkeeper Nathan Roberts.

On the half-hour mark, the home side were three goals to the good.

Ryan Kershaw played the ball forward to Alex Williams, who looped a great shot over Roberts.

Corwen were determined to find a way back into the game and in the 36th minute, Tomos Hughes played a great ball to Owen Cordiner, who slotted the ball past goalkeeper Joshua Roberts.

The visitors' hopes of getting anything from the game were made more difficult in first half stoppage time as Alex Williams made it 4-1.

The deficit was four goals after eight minutes of the second half when Joshua Sumner played the ball back Andrew Watkin, who fired a brilliant strike into the goal via the inside of the post.

Corwen looked to respond, with Tomos Hughes forcing a brilliant diving save out of Joshua Roberts.

The keeper was in action again to deny Haydn Grindley, but a deserved second goal went to Corwen three minutes from the end.

Kian Harrison picked out Owen Cordiner with a cross and he fired in a consolation.